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The Magic in a Word

There is great power in a word. Your task, apprentice, is to unlock it.

Begin by deeply internalizing its meaning. Then divide its syllables, and unravel them. Only when you have delved to the core of every phoneme will you be prepared to bend the word’s power to your will.


This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt “in a word.”

The Hazards of the Desert

“It’s a sand witch!” I shouted. “Run!”

My warning came too late. She caught us in her magical snares and turned us into camels.

It took three years to escape, and two more to find a wizard who could change us back. On the upside, I kept the water retention.


This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt “it’s a sandwich.”

The Necromancer’s Dog

Living amongst death and decay was simply part of being a necromancer, but Khin-Topekh hadn’t expected so much loneliness.

Employing his best problem-solving skills, the necromancer went to the pet store and picked out a puppy.

Little Fidus made him very happy, until she started stealing bones from his corpses.


This story is based on a title suggested by @Invariel.

The Evilest Wizard

One day an evil wizard turned a lizard into a goat. “I am the evilest of wizards!” he said. Then the goat kicked him. He turned it back into a lizard so it couldn’t kick him again. Then the real evilest wizard sued him for misusing the Evilest Wizard trademark.

Samantha is Special

Dad was jolted awake and screamed. Then he screamed again, but differently.

Mom ran in. Dad lay face-down, groaning.

Little Samantha stood beside him, holding a sparking wire.

Dad raised his head, and Mom saw… a toddler’s face?

“Samantha, what did you do?!”

“I electrocuted him,” she grinned.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: The Magical Cup and a Terrifying Beast

There once was a terrifying beast with shaggy hair and pointed teeth.

A pure-hearted village child possessed a magical cup. It always flowed with water, no matter how much you drank from it.

The child gave the cup to the beast, which devoured it.

Now the beast can’t stop peeing.


This story was based on a title provided by @DewMan001.